one of MANY bugs in my yard
April 25, 2010
Hi and thanks for providing such an informative website! I live on acreage (digger pines and oaks) in the Sierra foothills and have noticed a BUNCH of these bugs milling about. What the heck are they? I am allergic to the Western Bloodsucking Conenose but don’t think that this one bites. Well, at least it hasn’t bit me yet. I noticed these guys in the spring-like weather. Any information is much appreciated. ALSO, just so you know, the dent on this bug’s back was not caused by my hand (or foot) – don’t know how it received it’s injury but that hasn’t impeded it’s ability to get around at all. Thanks again!
Pam
Penn Valley, CA

Bordered Plant Bug

Hi Pam,
Your bug is a Bordered Plant Bug in the family Largidae and the genus Largus, and it is most likely Largus californicus.  According to BugGuide it feeds upon:
Mostly plants (flowers, leaves, fruit) from a range of families, with a preference for Lupines. L. californicus is not considered a ‘pest species’ of economic importance.

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